To implement a program to reduce radiation exposure and optimize diagnostic x-ray image quality. It is our goal to be more actively involved and responsible for Quality Assurance in our operation. It is important to review the program as a whole and not to become entangled in the everyday quality control tests. The center has primary responsibility for implementing and maintaining the quality assurance program, and the technologist should also be responsible for identifying problems or potential problems requiring actions beyond the level of their training or experience. They should bring these problems to the attention of the management in charge for actions to be taken.
1st Quality Control Techniques
The techniques are used in monitoring (or testing) of the components of all scanning systems leading the way to the production of best images with minimum exposure doses (in the case of X-Ray radiation sources).
Some of the components to be monitored include:
- Setting the exposure factors/parameters in X-Ray/CT in correspondence with type of study and patient size.
- Clear local rules, regulations and preparations that guide the technologist before performing any exam/scan.
- Techniques which are directly related to the equipment such as: daily start up, check and warm up of machines. This is to be followed by running tests on related phantoms before performing any exams/scans directly on patients.
- Log book for recording all the patients with types of investigation, dose levels, parameters, technologist/radiologist performing the exam and date of the procedure.
- Performing Preventive Maintenance to all machines on a regular basis to minimize the chances for breakdowns that may happens due to negligence. All maintenance and service reports are documented and kept in specific folders.
The purpose of filling and tracking PM and Service reports is to achieve the best image quality and to be compliant with the DHA & FANR regulations.
2nd Quality Control Techniques
Quality administration procedures are those management actions intended to guarantee that monitoring techniques are properly performed and evaluated and that necessary corrective measures are taken in response to monitoring results.
These procedures provide the organizational framework for the quality assurance program.
All guidelines developed by Dubai Health Authority for the Planning, Design, Construction and Commissioning of our laboratory had been followed to the small details.
At Advanced Diagnostic Center, we measure quality not simply by accreditation and licensure, but also by how efficiently laboratory results are interpreted and applied to every patient’s clinical situation.
Our LIS System is a fully integrated laboratory information system that covers all functional areas of modern multi-specialty laboratory, starting with:
- Patient registration
- Sample collection
- Test requisition entry
- To the final result reporting
It allows full process workflow automation, minimizes the data input and data retrieval time. It provides better data manageability and let the client achieves highest level of standardization and orderliness plus compliant with all types of analyzer interface protocols. Moreover, it also allows us to define different reference values for the same test if this test runs on different instruments when each one of them is supplied by different manufacturer and has different reagent.
Online Reporting Module
It is a fully integrated and operational reporting mechanism that allows our customer to look-up the test results after laboratory validation, view the results from an internet connected computer and print the results report for inclusion in a patient file.
The online reporting module features secure login and limits the access to patient records based on configurable security settings by which the system generates unique login ID and password for each customer.